Oracle OpenWorld Music Festival: LA’s Indie Electro Capital Cities | SoMa
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Oracle Plaza | 747 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Oracle OpenWorld Music Festival | SoMa
From 7-9 pm on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, Los Angeles indie electro unit Capital Cities will play a show at Oracle Plaza at Howard Street.
Capital Cities first came together as the duo of composers/songwriters Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian. The two initially met on Craigslist in 2008 and worked as jingle writers until they formed the band in 2010. They released an independent EP in 2011 that included the song “Safe and Sound,” an upbeat mesh of programming and melody that went viral and gained the act significant internet exposure. Eventually, Merchant and Simonian were joined by bassist Manny Quintero, trumpeter Spencer Ludwig, guitarist Nick Merwin, and drummer Channing Holmes. The fully realized live version of Capital Cities has played international festivals. Their debut full-length album In a Tidal Wave of Mystery was released by Capitol Records / Lazy Hooks in June 2013.